Ben spent 4 yrs in Yuma Prison; aptly name “Hell Hole”. Those years turned him from a boy to a very bitter man, imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.
He had received treatment within those walls no one should have to endure. His one driving need is to prove himself innocent & seek revenge. After release he is near death on the banks on the river. Wisteria is a spinster caring for her widowed brother’s child, Robin.
Wisteria’s brother sent for her under devious means then left her alone with the baby in near poverty. Baby Robin just made me want to smile. Author DeAnn Smallwood created a wonderful character in Baby Robin; she brought a wonderful element to this story. Wisteria finds Ben, sick, fevered, and unconscious, nurses him back to health. As his health improves, their relationship grows, revealing their past. The pacing is very good, the story moves along nicely, with twists and turns enough to keep the interest of reader. The gauntlet of emotions are in this book: greed, revenge, don’t forget Ben seems to know a lot about doctoring, low self-esteem, a brother that betrays the one he is supposed to protect and love, and of course, redeeming love that can heal all wounds.
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